Latest New York Attorney General's Office News

AG to investigate after off-duty officer charged with murder

Oct. 15, 2021 11:43 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York state attorney general's office is taking over the investigation into the alleged shooting death of a woman by an off-duty New York City police officer, the attorney general's office said Friday. Officer Yvonne Wu, 31, was charged late...

NY attorney general blasts Cuomo's criticism of her report

Sep. 29, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Attorney General Letitia James on Wednesday dismissed former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's repeated complaints that the sexual harassment investigation that led to his resignation was tainted by politics, saying the Democrat has “never taken responsibility for his own...

Cuomo's drive to dominate led to success, and his downfall

Aug. 22, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

Back in 2018, when there was talk he might run for president, Andrew Cuomo insisted there was only one reason he would leave office early. And it wasn't the White House. “The only caveat,” he said, “is if God strikes me dead.” Another possibility will be realized...

Chris Cuomo and his brother: 'I tried to do the right thing'

Aug. 16, 2021 23:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Cuomo told CNN viewers Monday that he wasn't an adviser to outgoing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, “I'm a brother." Then he detailed the advice he gave him — including to resign. Both the network and its “CNN Prime Time”...

Live updates: Cuomo resigns as New York governor

Aug. 10, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning over sexual harassment allegations (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A spokesperson for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed Tuesday evening that the governor’s top aide, Melissa...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigns over sexual harassment allegations

Aug. 10, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation Tuesday over a barrage of sexual harassment allegations in a fall from grace a year after he was widely hailed nationally for his detailed daily briefings and leadership during some of the darkest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

As Cuomo prepares to step down, others begin looking forward

Aug. 10, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Reaction to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation came swiftly Tuesday — in many instances as a sense of relief after a damaging investigation by the state Attorney General that corroborated allegations that he sexually harassed at least 11 women and as momentum grew in...

Time's Up leader resigns after criticism about Cuomo ties

Aug. 09, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The leader of Time's Up, the #MeToo-era organization founded by Hollywood women to fight sexual harassment, resigned under fire Monday for advising Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration behind the scenes in its effort to discredit one of Cuomo's accusers. ...

Aide who says Cuomo groped her files criminal complaint

Aug. 06, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A woman who accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her breast at the governor's state residence has filed a criminal complaint against him, the Albany County Sheriff's office said Friday. The complaint, filed Thursday with the sheriff's office, is the...

What Gov. Andrew Cuomo's accusers felt, in their own words

Aug. 05, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Violated, demeaned, humiliated, a horror movie: Those are some of the words 11 women used to describe how Gov. Andrew Cuomo made them feel when he touched, kissed or hugged them or asked invasive questions. Many of these women who spoke to investigators...